NEWPORT, Ky. -- The Newport Aquarium was named one of the 12 best aquariums in the United States by Destinations Travel Magazine.
In the magazine's article, "12 of the Nation's Best Aquariums," the Newport Aquarium at Newport on the Levee sits alongside Baltimore's National Aquarium and San Francisco’s Steinhart Aquarium as the country's best aquariums.
The article points out the Newport Aquarium has more than "70 sprawling exhibits and 14 galleries, all placed within over a million gallons of water, showcasing thousands of animals from around the world.”
Some of the animals in the aquarium include jellyfish from Jellyfish Gallery, Mighty Mike in the Gator Alley exhibit and the penguins of the Kroger Penguin Palooza exhibit.
This new honor is among several accolades the Newport Aquarium has received, including being ranked a top 10 aquarium by US City Traveler, being listed by the Travel Channel as a top U.S. aquarium and being voted as the No. 1 aquarium by readers of USA Today's 10best.com.